Ok this is just me bitching but this is getting really fucking stupid.
All this “Oh its an old computer it must be rare and expensive!” bullshit is really starting to piss me off. All I’m looking for here is a couple G5’s to be able to blow up in my firmware project. I don’t even need GOOD G5’s. And every single one is anywhere from 125 to, apparently, 1499 on ebay.
Are you actually fucking serious.
There are some machines that don’t even make sense. The link is too big to post, but theres 2 G4 mini’s for over 120 bucks. Some for 200. These things aren’t even worth any more than 60. They aren’t even collectable theres so fucking many of them.
You wanna know what is collectable?
G3 wallstreet. Expensive at the time, impossible to find. I’d even say thats under priced a little bit because that one is in nice condition. The ones that tend to pop up are all banged around.
G3 snow. Actually was hard to get back in the day and is a stupidly nice machine because of the controller allowing the ram to run at ACTUAL speed and not be limited by fsb like the G4 laptops.
I can’t even FIND a listing on ebay for a G3 flower power or dalmation, let alone the original “Flavor” releases of the CRT G3’s. Pair that with the ibook of the same color and BAM 200 bucks for a collectors set if its NOT BANGED UP.
Like legit, each of the quads I see for sale, one after another, rust rust rust. OBVIOUS LEAKING = DEAD MACHINE DUMBASS I’M NOT PAYING YOU 400 FUCKING DOLLARS FOR A SERIES ONE PUMP EXPLOSION.
Not to even MENTION how common the sunflower G4 is right now and how hard it is to not break the damn things. 80 - 120? Bitch that could easily be 150-200 and no one would complain as long as it had the accessories with it.
Hell the only listing that makes sense over 1000 is a G4 cube with the clear case CRT Cinema display and the harmon kardon crystal speakers. One of those locally, 1200 bucks, no doubt the guy will get 800 for that CRT alone its like a dream display to anyone that knows what it is (full res 150HZ @ 1600X1200 who the hell cares if its apple or not GIB).
Jesus f… Swear to god, I’m gunna move to utah where G5 quads cost bloody nothing because they are everywhere. This shit even affects my recycle purchases. I can’t get a G4 out of a trash pile here for anything less than 80, and it doesn’t have ram or a drive. Hell the 2.3 GHZ version of the G5’s I have currently is going for 125 at a local ecycler and, again, no ram or drives. Are you fucking shitting me.
Don’t do this shit its retarded. This stuff isn’t even collectable online because its everywhere, and once you have it and want to run anything relatively modern via software you either get a shitty 1.8 or 2 GHZ dualie G5 that can barely even run OSX, let alone photoshop CS4, and you’ll probably get a half dead one anyways.
Knock this shit off and price stuff correctly.